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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

August-September 2020

In this edition... 

  • Top story: Recruiters central to Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs
  • The view... As businesses reopen, let’s build back better, says Neil Carberry
  • Protecting our exports: Sophie Wingfield outlines the importance of current trade talks to recruiters
  • The intelligence: We’ve started down the road to recovery
  • The big talking point: How recruiters have helped in the pandemic – and how they will help in the recovery too
  • Legal update: Furlough scheme winds down
  • Q&A: Tony Wilson, Director of the Institute of Employment Studies, on getting to grips with the jobs crisis
  • Black Lives Matter: Why the recruitment industry should shout the message from the rooftops

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As businesses reopen, let’s build back better, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive

As summer gets into full swing, there’s finally room to feel optimism once more. Of course, we’re not in the clear yet. The recovery will be slow. Young people and poorer families will be hit hardest. As recruiters, we can make a difference and seize the opportunity to build back better.

Clients will be experimenting with new ways of working. We can help them change, and develop ourselves in doing so. To thrive, not just survive, we should work from the question of how we solve a client’s business problem – not only fill the next job. These are problems like bringing back furloughed workers and accessing specialist skills, how to demonstrate ethics, and build on employer brand while you get inundated with CVs.

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